I’ve decorated quite a few notebooks over the years but I must admit they’ve tended to be more appealing to the ladies. So today I thought I should make a more masculine decorated notebook.
RICH MASCULINE COLOURS
To create this masculine project I decided to use a hardback notebook that I’d purchased in Walmart recently.
First I decided on my colours. I had in my mind Merry Merlot and Night of Navy. As luck would have it they worked beautifully against the notebook cover, which was like a darker shade of Seaside Spray.
I began by cutting some Merry Merlot Card roughly the size I needed and then embossed it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the card to the front of the notebook.
Next I added a very narrow strip of Night of Navy Card with more liquid glue. Then I used Paper Snips to trim the card to shape using the edge of the notebook as my guide.
I decided to use the long “you are braver…” sentiment from the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set to complete the notebook. First I used Night of Navy ink to stamp it onto some Seaside Spray Card. Then I cut it out using the #4 die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (counting from the smallest up).
Then once I’d added the sentiment to the cover with liquid glue my masculine decorated notebook was complete.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out. It definitely has a masculine vibe with no fancy embellishments to get in the way. What do you think?
SAVE 15% ON SOME PAPERCRAFT BASICS
Even though I get a discount on Stampin’ Up! products by being a Demonstrator, I’m always looking for ways to make my crafting budget go even further. That’s why I’m so excited about the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza that starts tomorrow.
From November 20-22 you’ll be able to save 15% on selected card and ink pads, plus an extra 5% on selected stamp set and ink pad bundles.
Stocks are limited so if you want to take advantage, please plan to order as soon as you can once the promotion starts at midnight MT tonight. I’ll be placing an order first thing in the morning for my local customers, but if you live further away you can order via my online store. If your order is less that $200 before shipping and tax, make sure you use my current Host Code to be in with the chance to win a Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Stitched Nested Labels Dies as part of a bundle with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in my product list in case you want to look at this in more detail. What’s more if you order the bundle between November 20 and 22nd you’ll be able to get an extra 5% off as it’s one of the 8 bundles included in the Online Extravaganza promotion!
Also included in the Online Extravaganza starting tomorrow is the card and ink pads I used on today’s project. Check out the full list of items in the Online Extravaganza Flyer.